Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook, Revised and Expanded: 400 Perfect-Every-Time Recipes

Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook, Revised and Expanded: 400 Perfect-Every-Time Recipes

by Beth Hensperger, Julie Kaufmann


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Fall in love with your slow cooker all over again.

You probably own a slow cooker - 80 percent of American households do. For more than thirty years, its unbeatable convenience and practicality have made it a staple of busy families, enabling anyone to return to a home-cooked meal at the end of a hectic day.

Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann turned slow cooker recipes on their head with Not Your Mother's(R) Slow Cooker Cookbook, making it one of the best-selling slow cooker cookbooks of all time. Now, they're going global with this revised and updated edition that includes 50 new recipes from a variety of cuisines (Greek, Spanish, Thai, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, and more) plus an exciting new collection of ways to use any slow cooker to make pulled pork and other bbq-flavored dishes.

All your favorite, classic slow cooker recipes are still here, plus many more from international cuisines that bring flavor and adventure to any meal. There is also practical information on the different types of slow cookers, their latest accessories, and what sizes are best for what purposes. With over 350 recipes, this is the go-to guide for every home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558328617
Publisher: Harvard Common Press, The
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Series: Not Your Mother's Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 588
Sales rank: 338,480
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Beth Hensperger, a New Jersey native who has lived in California since her teens, has been educating, writing, and demo-lecturing about the art of baking for over 30 years. In the last few years, she has shifted focus to countertop appliance-driven cookbooks that embrace adapting traditional and professional recipes for the home cook: the bread machine, the rice cooker, the microwave, and a four-volume compilation specifically for use with the electric slow cooker, stressing personal creativity in preparation and selection of ingredients. Hensperger is the author of over 22 cookbooks, including the best-selling Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook series, which includes NYMSC Recipes for Entertaining, NYMSC Family Favorites, and NYMSC Recipes for Two, along with the blockbuster first volume, Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook. Her other books include highly-acclaimed titles such as The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook, The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook, NYM Microwave Cookbook, and NYM Weeknight Cooking. She is also the author of The Bread Bible (Chronicle Books), winner of a James Beard Award in 2000. She has twice been nominated for the Julia Child/IACP Cookbook Award. Hensperger wrote a San Jose Mercury News food column for twelve years, Baking with the Seasons. She is a contributor to dozens of national and online cooking & lifestyle magazines, such as Food & Wine, Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine, Veggie Life, Cooking Light, Working Woman, Victoria, Prevention, and Family Circle, and is a sought after newspaper and radio interviewee speaking on slow cooking, bread baking, and entertaining. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Visit her website at and blog at

Julie Kaufmann, a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, has lived in California since 1979. She is an editor of the food section of the San Josè Mercury News. Before becoming a food editor, she wrote -Kids in the Kitchen,—a twice-monthly food column for kids, also for the San Josè Mercury News. She previously worked on West, which was the Sunday magazine for the San Josè Mercury News, and spent a decade on the paper's business section. In addition to her work at the San Josè Mercury News, Kaufmann has taught editing in the Communications Department at Santa Clara University, in Santa Clara, California. Until recently she co-wrote a monthly mystery novel review with her husband for the San Josè Mercury News. She is an avid home cook who has coauthored several books with Beth Hensperger. Kaufmann lives in Palo Alto, California, with her husband and two children. Web:; Facebook presence.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Acknowledgments 2

1 Cooking in Slow Motion 3

2 From the Porridge Pot 25

3 The Slow Cooker Soup Pot 44

4 Slow-Cooked Side Dishes, Vegetable Stews, and Stuffings 107

5 Rice and Other Grains 148

8 Not-from-the-Slow Cooker Accompaniments 166

7 The New-Fashioned Bean Pot 180

8 The Wonderful World of Chili 216

9 BBQ Sandwiches 247

10 Savory Sauces, Pizza, and Pasta Casseroles 270

11 Poultry, Game Birds, and Rabbit 294

12 Beef, Veal, and Venison 349

13 Pork and Lamb 393

14 Ribs and Wings 425

15 Fish and Shellfish 440

16 Brunch 458

17 Drinks and Dips s 468

18 Slow Cooker Puddings, Cakes, and Breads 480

19 Fruit Desserts, Sauces, and Compotes 522

20 Fruit Butters, Jams, and Chutneys 538

Slow Cooker Manufacturers 569

Measurement Equivalents 570

Index 571

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